Upcoming Events:

"The Nutcracker & the World's Fair"

December 10th-12th 

The Edison Theatre at Washington University

About This Production:

Ballet 314 brings St. Louis’ favorite historical event and everyone’s most treasured holiday classic together in this unique re-telling of “The Nutcracker & the 1904 World’s Fair.” Join our cast of professional company dancers alongside youth and adult community performers in this narrated performance for all ages. 

Clara and her sisters eagerly prepare for bed on Christmas Eve. After discovering a special walnut trinket, the family is reminded of the magical Toymaker they met at The World’s Fair. Share in their journey as Clara, Louisa, and Marie dance through a dream filled with familiar sights, sweets, and sounds. What more surprises await on Christmas morning?

What is the nutcracker exhibition?

Go “behind the gates” of The Nutcracker & the World’s Fair, and share an afternoon with our professional company at Ballet 314’s Nutcracker Exhibition!

Before the selected 2:00pm matinee performance, exhibition ticket holders will have special access to the theater at 12:30pm. At that time, audience members will listen to Clara read “The Nutcracker & the 1904 World’s Fair,” followed by signatures and photo opportunities with a few favorite characters from our professional company. See those characters take the stage in our full length, narrated production.

Exhibition Tickets include:

  • 12:30 book reading, followed by photos and signatures from members of the cast
  • Discount coupon for the boutique (Books, Nutcrackers, and more!)
  • Seating at 2:00 performance following the Exhibition

Ballet 314 Fall season

Big Muddy Dance Fest: September 17th

Hispanic Festival: October 2nd

Fall Dance Fest: October 30th

Sheldon Concert Hall: "Dance the Story- Sleeping Beauty" November 5th*

Sheldon Concert Hall: "Dance the Story- The Nutcracker" December 3rd*

Winter Opera Extravaganza: December 4th

St. Charles County Library: Virtual Nutcracker Story Time: December 7th

Ballet 314 Presents: "The Nutcracker & the 1904 World's Fair" December 10th-12th at The Edison Theatre

St. Louis County Library: Virtual Nutcracker Story Time: December 17th

*These performances are being streamed to classrooms throughout the region.

"THe Nutcracker & the 1904 World's Fair" Tickets coming soon!

"THe Nutcracker & the 1904 World's Fair" interactive e-Book

Celebrate The Nutcracker in a whole new way!

Join Clara, Louisa, and Marie as they dance their way through a dream filled with familiar sights, sweets, and sounds of the St. Louis 1904 World's Fair! Ballet 314's re-telling of "The Nutcracker."

Now you can enjoy this beautiful children's ebook written by Co-Artistic Directors Rachel Bodi and Robert Poe and illustrated by Pip Flory. Read the book and click the interactive links to watch your favorite Ballet 314 dancers perform memorable pieces from the Ballet.

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